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A.C.T.S. Retreat Program


What is ACTS ?

    An ACTS Retreat is a parish-based event which offers our community an opportunity to experience the love of Jesus Christ. This in turn fosters a desire for intentional discipleship.

Here at St. Joseph we have annual Women's, Men's and Teen ACTS Retreat programs each year.  Please contact the parish office to for more information.       

 The ACTS Retreat begins Thursday evening and ends with Sunday Mass at St. Joseph in Devine. While utilizing prayer, service, and teaching, the ACTS Retreat meets people where they are in their spiritual journey and invites them to experience God in a manner that is both personal and communal.

In this way, the ACTS Retreat fulfills the mission of:

"Spreading the Gospel of Jesus 
Christ among Catholic communities through ACTS."

The ACTS Retreat experience is rooted in the Pascal Mystery in that retreatants are invited to reflect on the Passion, Death, and Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Throughout the weekend, they are invited to prayerfully consider how they can respond to His love by spiritually surrendering to Jesus in order to have new life with Him. This invitation is extended through the pillars of the apostolate:

Adoration
    A response to God's love through prayer and worship.

Community
    Participating in the One Body of Christ as Church.

Theology
    Deepening our relationship with God in order to better     fulfill His will.

Service
    Answering the call to discipleship by following the            model He gave us.